Judge approves Syngenta $1.51 billion settlement over GMO corn rejected by China

December 11, 2018 |

In North Carolina, Farm Journal reports that a federal judge has approved the landmark $1.51 billion settlement by Syngenta to those impacted back in 2013 by China shutting off imports of GMO corn varieties and DDGS produced from those GMO corn varieties that included a gene not approved in the country. The company’s attorneys said that if appeals did not slow down the process, payments to hundreds of thousands of farmers and ethanol plants could already begin by Q2 2019 following eight years of litigation.

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